Prominent Nevadan Dennis Hof Gets Publicity for Declaring He Will Seek Libertarian Nomination for State Senate

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has this article about the January 8 announcement by Dennis Hof that he will seek the Libertarian nomination for State Senate from the 15th district, which consists of western Reno. The paper felt the news about Hof was more prominent than the simultaneous announcement that a Republican assemblyman from Las Vegas, John Moore, was switching his registration from “Republican” to “Libertarian.” The article covers both subjects but puts the news about Hof foremost.

The story quotes a spokesman for the Libertarian Party as saying Moore is the party’s first legislator since 1992. That is not correct. Two Libertarians were elected to the New Hampshire legislature in 1994; they were Don Gorman (who was being re-elected in 1994), and Jim McClarin, who was elected for the first time in 1994. Also in 2000 a Libertarian Party nominee for the New Hampshire legislature, Steve Vaillancourt, was elected. Vaillancourt was not the nominee of any party other than the Libertarian Party in 2000.

UPDATE: here is a different news story, which includes a link to a 4 minute video interview with John McAfee, who was at the same meeting that announced the news about Moore and Hof. During the video, McAfee says that Gary Johnson has already run for President twice “and got less than 1% of the vote”, but of course Gary Johnson only ran for President in 2012, so the word “twice” is not accurate. Johnson got .99%.


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